Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as the terrifying Mountain from “Game of Thrones” made headlines earlier this week for breaking a legendary record at the World’s Strongest Viking competition. The record that has been part of Viking history for 1,000 years has officially a new record holder and we have the privilege of seeing the amazing accomplishment on YouTube. The guys in the strong man game call him Thor, and after carrying a monster log for five steps he truly owns the legendary nickname. We will see Björnsson compete in the next World’s Strongest Man competition later this year, after he also added Europe’s 2014 Strongest Man title to his growing list of impressive achievements.
The giant strongman contender posted some pics on Instagram after demolishing the 1,000 year old record, the caption reads:
“The legend of the Icelander Orm Storulfsson says that he walked three steps with this MONSTER WOODEN LOG which weighs over 600kg’s/1320lbs! It took 50 mere mortals to help him placing it on his back! After he took his third step his back broke under the enormous pressure and he was never the same after that! Well today my friends I made history!! As well as winning the title of The World’s Strongest Viking for the second time in a row I carried this MONSTER LOG 5 steps! My back held up fine!! As I’m on my way to my ultimate goal to win The World’s Strongest Man! NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!”